Our team

Julie Curtis

Julie Curtis

President

Julie Curtis

Julie
"Boss Babe"
Curtis

With over 20 years of experience in marketing, branding and sponsorship acquisitions, Julie has previously held positions as Corporate Partnerships Director with AEG Global, as well as Partner and Senior Vice President for Entertainment 3Sixty. In 2011, she co-founded Wheelhouse Marketing and PR, and became its President. Ms. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Julie is Chief Marketing Officer.

Kell Curtis

Kell Curtis

Executive Vice-President of Operations

Kell Curtis

Kell
"The Viking"
Curtis

Kell brings with him over 27 years of experience in broadcasting, journalism, marketing, public relations and entrepreneurship. Before co-founding and building Wheelhouse Marketing and PR into a multi-million-dollar company, he held posts at ABC Radio, CBS Television, USA Networks and Starz/Encore. Kell obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas. He is also a guitarist, songwriter and a Rock Music historian.

Chadd Sanders

Chadd Sanders

Senior Vice President - Client Strategy

Chadd Sanders

Chad
"Puppetmaster"
Sanders

Chadd has over 25 years of experience in marketing and business management. Prior to joining the Wheelhouse team, he managed his family’s marketing and printing companies as well as building his own highly successful skin care company. He loves great gin, travel, flying drones, Baron his English bull terrier, problem solving, shiny things, and firmly believes laughter makes everything better. And world peace!

Lori Fox

Lori Fox

Creative Director

Lori Fox

Lori
"Ohm"
Fox

Lori began her career costuming and styling for music videos, print, and film for 10 years in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, NY to do brand consulting and product design for various ethical fashion companies. She worked at length with artisans based in India, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kenya, Burundi, and Cambodia. Her designs have been seen in Free People, One Campaign, Aveda, HEB, In Style, Tom’s Marketplace, and Barnes & Noble College stores. She holds a BFA in Theater Performance with a costume specialization from UT-Arlington, and an AA in Apparel Manufacturing and Management from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She moved to Texas in 2018 to join our team. On the weekends you can find her meditating, gardening and visualizing world peace.

Miguel Fair

Miguel Fair

Warehouse Operations Director

Miguel Fair

Miguel
"Da Gruv"
Fair

Miguel brings with him over a decade of warehousing experience that includes Specialty Medical equipment as well as some patient care. He also has 5 years of experience in managing a screen-printing shop and several years in residential and commercial remodeling. He also spent several years helping setup music festival sponsorship activation for Wheelhouse Marketing & PR. Intertwined with the above-mentioned work history, for over 30 years Miguel has been a bass guitarist, song writer and live music performer.

Caleb Amis

Caleb Amis

Production Director

Caleb Amis

Caleb
"Muscles"
Amis

Caleb Amis has been a part of the Wheelhouse team, since its early beginnings handling event logistics. Now, as Production Director, he brings versatility to the team from laser beams (laser cutter/engraver) to routing machines as well as vinyl applications, signage and managing all production. Caleb has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Alan Landry

Alan Landry

Vice President - Financial Strategy

Alan Landry

Alan
"The Guru"
Landry

From entrepreneurial roots that led to the startup and subsequent sale of three successful ventures and a series of executive roles, Alan’s passion for business growth has centered on strategy development, systems solutions and comprehensive marketing. Alan draws from more than 30 years’ experience across a wide spectrum of industry sectors, working with companies in software, consumer goods, technology, distribution, business to business and professional services. Alan’s broad-based business success and real-world perspective blend to meet the many challenges common to growing organizations. An avid motorcyclist, Alan recently served the powersports marketplace, helping launch and expand a range of powersports brands and products. As a graduate of Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, President/Key Executive Program, Alan has also served as adjunct professor for graduate programs in marketing management.

Dee Dee Spring

Dee Dee Spring

Comptroller

Dee Dee Spring

Dee Dee
"Sweetness"
Spring

DeeDee’s array of experience comes from being an entrepreneur as the owner of her own floral and catering company, then as a high school teacher, teaching theater and sign language, and via a 14-year career as Designer of “Deck for the Hall” at Bass Performance Hall. She enjoys classic movies and collects museum quality ladies’ handkerchiefs (she is also mother to Julie Curtis and Kell’s mother-in-law.)

Tiffany Paisley

Tiffany Paisley

Senior Accounts Manager

Tiffany Paisley

Tiffany
"Pippi Long Legs"
Paisley

Tiffany brings over 20 years of experience in customer service and accounts management from Alcon and several other smaller companies. Prior to joining the Wheelhouse team, she also taught Diabetes Prevention for the YMCA. Tiffany has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Texas Health and Science Center. She loves volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Tarrant Area Food Bank, and the Alzheimer’s Association, and stands by this quote by Vincent Van Gogh, “I would rather die of passion than of boredom”.

Alexandria Hopps

Alexandria Hopps

Human Resources Director

Alexandria Hopps

Alexandria
"Sunny"
Hopps

Alexandria joined Wheelhouse Marketing & PR this year after working at PatientMatters/MASH for 26 years in various different departments, but primarily focused in Human Resources and Payroll. She graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She loves to watch Hallmark movies, drink coffee with husband, Gary. Spend time with family, friends and cats.

Rebecca Rumzek

Rebecca Rumzek

Production and Inventory Coordinator

Rebecca Rumzek

Rebecca
"Lil Hugz"
Rumzek

Rebecca Rumzek has over 25 years’ experience in hospitality management. She has spent 10+ years working and travelling the world on Yachts, and has lived and played in Florida, the Bahamas and New England. Rebecca brings her organizational expertise and eye for detail to Wheelhouse as Production and Inventory Coordinator. Rebecca enjoys crafting, photography, spreading good energy and hugs.

Elle Bettinger

Elle Bettinger

Event Coordinator

Elle Bettinger

Elle
"The Upstart"
Bettinger

Elle attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she studied Communication and Public Relations. She started her career at Wheelhouse as an intern and has since been hired on as a full-time event coordinator. She enjoys travel, the zoo, and sloths, but her favorite things are her husband Jack and dog Judgefred.

Tammi Parada

Tammi Parada

Account Manager/Event Coordinator

Tammi Parada

Tammi
"The Devil Wears"
Parada

Tammi has worked in the service and event planning industries for over 25 years. Her career has been defined by a high level of professionalism, exceptional service skills, strong work ethic and positive attitude. Tammi has a crazy love affair with ice, likes to stop and smell the Rosé and always prefers her puns both deliberate and unintended.

George Cripps

George Cripps

Executive Client Service Director

George Cripps

George
"HRH"
Cripps

George was born in Caerphilly, Wales. After graduating from the University of Chichester with a BA Honors degree in Performing Arts, he was invited to join the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Lee, MA, where he stayed for five years. Following this, he was Director of Production at Ballet Florida and Texas Ballet Theater before joining the team at Wheelhouse in January 2020. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading and indulging a long-overlooked passion for gaming.

Will Hancock

Will Hancock

Activation Manager/Production

Will Hancock

Will
"The Thrill"
Hancock

Will received his Life basics from Hico, TX. He graduated from Tarleton State University and started coaching and teaching immediately. Coaching Varsity Football, Youth Sports Director, and Assistant Rec Director for the city of Fort Worth are just a few of the jobs on his path to Wheelhouse. After a brief stint in the Northeast, Will moved back to Texas and started a career in music, and has been a Singer/ Songwriter in FW for 13 years. He joined Wheelhouse PR in 2019 and has adapted to change and a new canvas for life while balancing his music as well.

Nathan Neumann

Nathan Neumann

Production Coordinator

Nathan Neumann

Nathan
"Bronco Nagursky"
Neumann

Nathaniel graduated in 2018 with a degree in Agricultural Services and Development from Tarleton State University. Coming from a heavy agricultural background he has learned many skills that are applicable to his job with wheelhouse. In his personal time, he enjoys wood working and collecting cool vintage items.

Elliza Johnson

Elliza Johnson

Activation Coordinator

Elliza Johnson

Elliza
"All Biz"
Johnson

After nearly 20 years of bartending, an opportunity presented itself for Liz to be on the PR/marketing side of the industry. Although it has been a bit of a transition, learning and being part of what actually goes into promoting a brand has been quite the experience. Even though I've only worked for Wheelhouse a short period of time, I can't wait to see what my future holds with this quickly growing fast paced company!

Reed Johnston

Reed Johnston

Account Director

Reed Johnston

Reed
"The Steed"
Johnston

Reed graduated from Texas Tech University and accepted a job at a commercial bank in Waco, TX as the Head Agriculture Credit Analyst. After being there for just shy of two years he moved to Fort Worth to join Lone Star Ag Credit to be over the Agribusiness and Capital Markets department. Currently, he’s working on a master’s degree from Michigan State University in Business Strategy Management. Reed has a huge passion for Agriculture, especially for the cattle industry.

Rod Sutherland

Rod Sutherland

Activation Coordinator

Rod Sutherland

Rod
"Rockin"
Sutherland

Rod is a native Texan, that loves Ft. Worth more than any other city in the country. He is a motorcycle advocate & a lover of travel. His work experience is vast and covers a great range of diversity. He’s been a warehouse lead man for years, project manager for a poly-cart distribution company, a letter carrier for the US Postal service, forklift driver, REALTOR, injury clinic therapist and more. After being an athlete his entire life, he now stays in shape by being hands-on with all jobs.

Mitch Ansara

Mitch Ansara

Digital Creative Director

Mitch Ansara

Mitch
"Meeech"
Ansara

Mitch is a curious generalist who thrives on the challenge. Born and raised in South Africa is now a native Fort Worthian, He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Direction and has worked in the creative industry for 20 years. Mitch has successfully run agencies and founded his own company, Pixelsmith & Co. in 2015. From humble beginnings in graphic design and art direction, Mitch made a move into the film industry and produced commercials, audio visuals and pioneered new technologies like holographics and augmented reality for brands like Mercedes Benz, Nissan, VW, Unisef and many more.

Zach Flores

Zach Flores

Customs Production Manager

Zach Flores

Zach
"The Zack Attack"
Flores

I grew up working on Hot Rods. Wanted to do more. Decided to jump into metal fabrication. Making anything from a fender for a car to building a custom chassis for any vehicle. I love being creative and building anything out of metal that challenges me. In my free time, I’m my wife’s personal gourmet chef.